07/31/15 12:34pm

Bon Vivant Cafe + Farm Food

Bon Vivant Cafe + Farm Market is having a one-year anniversary party this Saturday (August 1, 2015) celebrating their kickstarter and brand new patio and is inviting residents out for lots of cool stuff. There will be food, wine tasting, live music and more!

They’ll also be painting the Kickstarter Handprint tree mural in the kids room, so bring your little ones so we can add their handprints to the wall!

(Image via @BonVivantCo on Twitter)

07/31/15 10:48am

Lonely Car
Via WMATA, reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of July 31 – August 2 with track work and service adjustments on five rail lines beginning at 10:00 PM TONIGHT (Friday) and continuing through system closing on Sunday.

This weekend, Green Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals. Orange, Silver, Blue and Yellow line trains will operate every 24 minutes.

Red Line trains will operate every 8-16 minutes with additional trains between Dupont Circle and Rhode Island Ave between 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM.

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07/31/15 10:35am

Here’s the latest Alexandria Virginia crime report. These are incidents reported by the Alexandria Police Department and published in the weekly Washington Post Alexandria/Arlington Extra.

REMINDER: You can track these crimes yourself using the new RAIDSOnline.com database. You can also view the crime map 24/7 through this link.

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07/31/15 10:25am

An extraordinary home for sale at 1204 Michigan Court in Alexandria, Virginia. OPEN House Aug 2nd!
There are dozens of homes for sale with open houses in Alexandria, Virginia scheduled for this weekend, August 1-2, 2015. You can view them at this link. Rentals with open houses are at this link.

Looking for a home in the Alexandria, Virginia area? Click this link to see the area’s best homes for sale and for rent with our real estate listings.

Got a home to sell or rent? Add it to our listings at this link and get a beautiful, well-organized listing that works across PC, tablet and mobile in minutes.

07/30/15 3:11pm

Torpedo Factory 2nd Thursday-

Dog Days of Summer during Second Thursday Art Night at the Torpedo Factory Art Center

Second Thursday Art NightSecond Thursday Art Night at the Torpedo Factory Art Center on Thursday, August 13, will put the dogs in Dog Days of Summer.

With a special map in hand, visitors can find artwork throughout the building featuring dogs (and cats). They may even encounter a few of the artists’ own dogs keeping cool in studios along the way.

Alexandria Archaeology Museum: Excavated bones of a dog tell the story of a pet’s life in Alexandria about a hundred years ago. More information can be found at this link.

  • 6 – 7:00 PM; 8 – 9:00 PM: Annandale-based Alex W. Young brings his powerful vocals and poetic lyrics to the Torpedo Factory. Playing foot tambourine, harmonica, acoustic electric guitar, and singing, Alex is truly a one-man band. His set list mixes favorites in country, pop, classic rock, and oldies with Young’s own original compositions. Learn more about him at this link.
  • 7:00 PM:
    • Target Gallery: In Cloud Seeding, Texas-based Leigh Merrill takes thousands of photographs, videos, and audio recordings while exploring a city or neighborhood, then digitally assembles them to create her imaginary composite spaces. The result is a beautiful lie—reality that is slightly askew, familiar but emotionally detached. Meet the artist and jurors at 7 pm during the public reception. Leigh Merrill: Cloud Seeding is on view through Sunday, August 30.
  • 7:30 PM:
    • The Art League Gallery: Opening reception for two exhibitions in The Art League Gallery. Taking Shape, features juried 3D work by Art League artists. Visitor favorite ‘Scapes returns with landscapes, cityscapes, skyscapes, and more. Both are on view until Monday, September 7. More information is available via this link.

The August Second Thursday Art Night is generously supported by Your Dog’s Best Friend.